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Mar 24, 2019

The Mysterious Math of How Cells Determine Their Own Fate

Posted by in category: mathematics

During development, cells seem to use statistics to figure out what identities they should take on.

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Mar 24, 2019

Serbia joins CERN as its 23rd Member State

Posted by in category: futurism

Today, CERN welcomes Serbia as its 23rd Member State, following receipt of formal notification from UNESCO that Serbia has acceded to the CERN Convention.

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Mar 24, 2019

Astronomers Have Detected a Star Careening Through The Milky Way at 2.5 Million Mph

Posted by in category: cosmology

Many stars sedately tread the measure of the galaxies they inhabit, slowly orbiting the galactic core. Not a star called PSR J0002+6216, though. PSR J0002+6216, astronomers have discovered, is rocketing through the Milky Way at absolutely breakneck speeds.

To be precise, it’s travelling at 1,130 kilometres per second (700 miles per second). That could take it from Earth to the Moon in 6 minutes. It’s one of the fastest stars we’ve ever seen.

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Mar 24, 2019

What The Health

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

What kind of blood do we want in our bodies?
#wthfilm #plantbased #wfpb #health #cancer #goplantbased

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Mar 24, 2019

Cognitive Ability and Vulnerability to Fake News

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Researchers identify a major risk factor for pernicious effects of misinformation.

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Mar 24, 2019

Study shows how electricity-eating microbes use electrons to fix carbon dioxide

Posted by in categories: biological, food

New research from Washington University in St. Louis explains the cellular processes that allow a sun-loving microbe to “eat” electricity—transferring electrons to fix carbon dioxide to fuel its growth.

Led by Arpita Bose, assistant professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, and Michael Guzman, a Ph.D. candidate in her laboratory, a Washington University team showed how a naturally occurring strain of Rhodopseudomonas palustris takes up electrons from conductive substances like metal oxides or rust. The work is described in a March 22 paper in the journal Nature Communications.

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Mar 24, 2019

Is there real science behind traditional Irish folk cures?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, science

Across Ireland, villages have their own traditions of folk medicine. Everything from nettle soup to the local dirt is rumored to have mysterious healing properties. Is it the luck of the Irish or science? NBC’s Dr. John Torres has this week’s Sunday Closer. March 17, 2019.

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Mar 24, 2019

The Complex Fortune Growing Inside World’s Most Valuable Startup

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI

Software engineer Zhang Yiming started out producing apps for sharing jokes before focusing on news aggregation. That pivot proved lucrative.

The 35-year-old founder of Bytedance Ltd. is worth about $13 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, making him China’s 9th-richest person and one of the fastest in modern times to amass a mega-fortune. The business, founded in 2012, has more than 1 billion active monthly users across eight mobile apps, including a news aggregator powered by artificial intelligence and a video-sharing platform.

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Mar 24, 2019

Short film created in Unreal Engine showcases a photorealistic world

Posted by in category: entertainment

The gorgeous, atmospheric ‘Rebirth’ is based on scans of Iceland.

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Mar 23, 2019

SPECIAL REPORT: Defense Community Slow to Grasp Potential of Quantum-Based Devices

Posted by in categories: materials, quantum physics

CHICAGO — Four stories underground — encased in several feet of concrete — is the University of Chicago’s new nanofabrication facility, where researchers apply the principles of quantum physics to real-world problems and technologies.

A small cadre of faculty and graduate students in a clean room bathed in yellow light wear protective clothing to ensure the integrity of the experiments they are conducting, which involves the very matter that comprise the universe: electrons, photons, neutrons and protons.

The William Eckhardt Research Center where they are working is located across the street from where a team led by Enrico Fermi, the architect of the nuclear age, carried out the first self-sustaining nuclear reaction.

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